I Pray that you all are having a wonderful Monday. today I am concluding Gideon I want to encourage you guys to open you bibles and peek inside the book of Judges. Ok Praise God. To my followers Thank so much for checking in I appreciate each and every one of you. and I Thank you for pressing that follow button and those likes buttons you guys are great. If this is your first time in my little corner of WordPress Thank You for pressing the visit and seeing what I have going on God Bless you If you like what I’m talking about please follow and to everyone If you received a blessing in this word or agree with the scripture click the like button.
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Judges 7New International Version (NIV)
Gideon Defeats the Midianites
7 Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. 2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ 3 Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.
4 But the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”
5 So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.” 6 Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.
7 The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.” 8 So Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites home but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.
Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley. 9 During that night the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. 10 If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah 11 and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.” So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp. 12 The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their camels could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.
13 Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.”
14 His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.”
15 When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, “Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.” 16 Dividing the three hundred men into three companies, he placed trumpets and empty jars in the hands of all of them, with torches inside.
17 “Watch me,” he told them. “Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly as I do. 18 When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all around the camp blow yours and shout, ‘For theLord and for Gideon.’”
19 Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. 20 The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” 21 While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled.
22 When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords. The army fled to Beth Shittah toward Zererah as far as the border of Abel Meholahnear Tabbath. 23 Israelites from Naphtali, Asher and all Manasseh were called out, and they pursued the Midianites. 24 Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and seize the waters of the Jordan ahead of them as far as Beth Barah.”
Gideon was afraid but he knew that God was with him. The spirit of the Lord told Gideon he had too many men, the lord to Gideon to remove 2 groups of men. Then the Lord told Gideon to go down to the Midian camp and because it was now the time that the Lord would give Gideon the victory so the Lords spirit says to Gideon if your afraid take your servant Purah and listen to them you’ll be encouraged.
Even when God has a purpose for us and we are afraid he’ll reassure us to give the confidence just as he did Gideon.
When Gideon arrived down to the camp he eased dropped on the Midian soldiers he heard one of the men telling the other about a dream he had where a barley Bread came rolling down the hill and struck the tent with such force.
The friend interpret the dream telling the man what that his dream meant that God will give the whole camp to Gideon’s hand, When Gideon heard this he was confident, he worshiped God.
Gideon made it back to the camp and gathered his men , he told them to follow him when he blows the trumpet. when the Trumpets sounded God made the Midianites to turn their swords against each other
The army ran but Gideon sent message to the Israelites to stop them. They captured the leaders Oreb was killed at Rock Oreb and Zeleb was killed at the winepress Zeleb.
When your about to go on a Journey that scares you think of Gideon anything that God sees as good for you will be accomplished. Through faith and obedience which was taught here through Gideon, he obeyed the Lord and built up an altar to God after broke down the Baal and Ash rah idols and he gained his faith as God showed him his power with the dew and the fleece on the threshing floor and here we are shown what would come by following the Lords word and having faith. You will conquer.
God Bless you.